It has been a long couple of days for a few of our missionaries. Elder Brino (Botucatu, Sao Paulo) called last night late with abdominal pain. A member drove him and his companion to the Santa Cruz hospital where he was diagnosed with appendicitis. He had surgery early this afternoon. His good companion Elder Santos Silva (Manacapuru, Amazonas) never left his hospital room, making sure Elder Brino was well cared for. Our elders from the Barigui ward, Elders Folsom (Salt Lake City) and Haycock (Sandy, Utah) and Dallin came by to offer their support.